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Elon Musk on 'Silicon Valley': 'I feel like Mike Judge has never been to Burning Man'

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Mike Judge's new show Silicon Valley was destined from the start to ruffle a few feathers among the tech elite, and it seems that one of the most outspoken critics of the show is billionaire Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO was spouting off about the show at the premiere's after-party this week in the Valley, reports Recode. "The truth? Is stranger than the fiction ... Most startups are a soap opera, but not that kind of soap opera." According to Musk, the problem is that Judge just doesn't get what makes Silicon Valley weird. "I really feel like Mike Judge has never been to Burning Man, which is Silicon Valley," said Musk. "If you haven’t been, you just don’t get it."

Of course, maybe Musk is just digging a bigger hole for himself — his comments sure sound like they'd be right at home in the next season of Silicon Valley. At least Musk offered to take Judge to Burning Man this year for a little education. For more on the show, which airs this Sunday on HBO, be sure to read our review. And check out Recode for some more wonderful Musk quotes from the premiere.